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What’s in Store at Newman Plumbing in 2018?

January 29, 2018 10:40 am
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2018 is already proving to be another big year for Newman Plumbing! This year, as we approach our company’s 30th birthday, we’re looking forward to continuing to provide quality plumbing services to local residents across Melbourne’s eastern suburbs. From restoring blocked drains to fixing leaking taps, we will continue to put customer service and quality first. In the last few weeks, we attended the home of a client who needed a mixer tap replaced in their three-year-old kitchen. We provided the client with a brand new quality mixer tap and facilitated the professional installation of this tap in the client’s... View Article

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Tree root intrusion into sewer drains and how to stop it.

April 16, 2012 6:25 am
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency stated in 1977 that: “Root intrusion is the single most destructive element facing sewer authorities.” Thirty five years on and the problem is still as pervasive, but a solution is at hand with the Sanafoam Vaporooter II foaming sewer root inhibitor. To understand how to control root intrusion into sewers we need to know why and how roots enter sewer pipes. Roots grow one cell at a time by splitting and growing in a process called hydrotropism. The hairs that form on the roots as they grow absorb moisture and nutrients. As the roots grow... View Article

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Why do drains block?

April 4, 2012 7:11 am
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The 5 most common causes for blocked drains   Blocked drains are a common and annoying problem experienced at some stage in most homes and businesses. There are a number of reasons that drains will block and often the immediate symptom of the blockage is treated and not the underlying cause is rectified. The most common causes of blockages are:   Foreign objects or debris Choked or blocked drainage can occur when foreign objects or materials such as hair or soaps, fats or food build up and become caught between the drainpipe and the pipes that flow underneath. Initially the... View Article

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Drains Blocked With Tree Roots and Dirt

September 22, 2011 4:50 am
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A customer in Canterbury was being flooded under their home every time there was a heavy rain event. We diagnosed the problem to actually be towards the front of the property. The drain was inspected by our drain camera where we were able to demonstrate the amount of tree root invasion that had occurred within their stormwater drain. There was a lot of fibreous tree roots upstream from the stormwater outlet which was located at the curbe and channel in the street. The stormwater drain was cleared by our water jet and further inspection of the drain could be made with our drain camera. After years... View Article

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Preventative Sewer Drain Maintenance

August 2, 2011 1:13 am
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Is your plumbing just hanging on! Have you experienced blocked sewer pipes caused by tree roots? – Put a stop to it with Vaporooter Foaming Sewer Root Inhibitor – With the use of the latest technology, Newman Plumbing can diagnose and help prevent emergency after hours call outs with your sewer drainage. Many old sewer pipes, especially those laid before the 1980’s are susceptible to the infiltration of tree roots. Traditional methods of cutting tree roots actually allow the tree roots to grow back bigger and stronger than before, thereby exacerbating the tree root problem in sewer drains. A better... View Article

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Drain Camera Solutions

July 22, 2011 6:51 am
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With the use of modern technology such as drain camera’s and pipe locator’s you can save a lot of money avoiding unnecessary excavations and damage to landscaped gardens. Melbourne residents are able to use this latest technology to assess the condition and any problem areas within their drains and sewer pipes in their property. A lot of our customers assume that the cause of an overflowing sewer drain is something has been flushed down the drain and blocked the pipe. Most of the time the cause of such drain blockages can actually be confirmed to be tree root infiltration in the old... View Article

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Hot Water goes Kaboom

July 8, 2011 1:45 am
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A recent article came to our attention. The story was about an exploding mains pressure hot water unit. “The hot water unit exploded on the roof of a factory in a large regional town in Victoria. The hot water unit travelled almost half a kilometre before it landed on the back porch of a house. Luckily no one was sitting there reading the morning paper at the time. Still, at 5.30am it was a pretty rude awakening for the occupants.” Apparently the thermostat failed and the hot water service kept heating up and it exploded. The pressure temperature valve must... View Article

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Stormwater drains full of Silt

June 23, 2011 3:11 am
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A new customer this week was looking for a plumber in Camberwell and contacted Newman Plumbing. They were experiencing flooding at the rear of their period style home. The storm water drains were the old terracotta style that discharged to a council drain at the front of the home. The drains were completely blocked with a build up of silt and sand from a rear paving area and years of dirt washed down from the homes spouting and roof area. The stormwater drains were cleared with the latest technology drain cleaning equipment. The powerful hydro water jet removed the build up of dirt... View Article

Sanafoam Vaporooter Blog

May 23, 2011 3:27 am
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We normally research and construct our own blogs at Newman Plumbing to put up on our website. We came across a blog that was written about us and our services so we thought we would share this with you; Sanafoam Vaporooter blog written by Helen Garner. One of the things that plumbers find essential in their maintenance and repairs of water pipes is a device called the Sanafoam Vaporooter. It is used by many plumbers as an effective method of getting rid of plant roots that sprout up inside the water pipes, as most are laid underground in the paths... View Article

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Tree roots in sewer drains

May 11, 2011 4:07 am
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Blocked Sewer Drains, What a nightmare! Nobody likes blocked sewer drains. Everything in the household may be put out of action as a result of this kind of blockage. If left unattended and ignored the problem only becomes worse. But with the right equipment and know how the problem can be resolved in a prompt and efficient manner. A customer in Surrey Hills was relieved with the technology and specialised equipment that was used by Newman Plumbing to clear their drains. With an established garden and narrow pathways to their period style home, it was modern equipment that prevailed. The old earthenware drains were... View Article